Published on Monday, 31 December 2012 08:08
Cruiser M.V Minerva berthing at Yangon port on December 26 (Photo - EMG)
A cruise ship M.V Minerva from Britain carrying more than 300 tourists arrived at Yangon Port, Myanmar on December 26 for the second time to make an excursion around the country.
All Leisure Group Plc Company, a Britain-based company organized the trip jointly with Myanmar Voyages International Tourism Co Ltd in cooperation with the Hotels and Tourism Ministry and Transport Ministry.
The vessel was carrying 303 passengers and 178 crew members among them most of the tourists were British.
"This is the second time the cruise ship visited the country," said Thet Lwin Toe, the managing director for Myanmar Voyages.
The tourists visited the Shwedagon Pagoda and went around Yangon downtown area on December 26 evening. Some of them went on to Bagan on December 27 while others visited Bago, a city and the capital of Bago Region located 50 miles (80 km) from Yangon and Kyauktan Township, located in the southern section of Yangon on December 28.
Their Yangon visits included Bogyoke Aung San Museum, Aung San Suu Kyi's house and Martyr Monument which are among the tourist attractions in the city.
M.V Minerva departed from Yangon on December 28 to continue its trip to Malaysia.
Another cruise ship MV Azamara visited Myanmar on December 16, carrying the largest number of passengers [to Myanmar], among them most of the tourists were American.
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